Today's Sports

  • The Devils return home for Tiger...

    The Harriman Blue Devils return home tonight to face the Sunbright Tigers in an inter-county district match-up in week five football action.

    The Blue Devils are coming off a 13-7 loss to the Oneida Indians last Friday.

    The contest with Oneida was more of a defensive struggle than offensive as both teams couldn’t muster much in the way of yardage.

  • Lady Bobcats blank Sweetwater on...

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats got a big 8-0 soccer win against the Sweetwater Lady Wildcats Tuesday night at home with district play on the horizon.

    “That’s everything we’ve been preaching about,” Oliver Springs Coach Josh Pryor said, “just how important the district games are.

    “All these previous games are building up to the district.”

    Oliver Springs came out on fire, scoring quickly in the first half when Ivy Reed found the back of the net for a goal and making the score 1-0.

  • Three is a magic number for...

    By Melissa Coley


    For the third time in three weeks the Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled to Morgan County and left with big wins with the latest victim being the Wartburg Bulldogs. It was three up three down for Harriman as they overpowered the “Dawgs” by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-20.

  • Vandalism continues to be a...

    TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity steals from not only the sportsmen and women paying for the conservation of this area, but from all those utilizing the area recreationally.

  • Jackets bedevil Harriman

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets held off a Harriman Lady Blue Devil surge Monday evening at Roane County High School to win in three straight volleyball sets, 25-18, 25-22, and 25-17.

    “I’m very proud of our girls and how they played,” Kingston Coach Thomas Abbott said, “they played real hard and put in a great effort.

    “Harriman is a good team and very well coached.

    “Our girls met the challenge.”

  • Harriman Middle loses hard...

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils took on Elk Valley on Monday night in volleyball action.

    The weather outside was cold and rainy, but both teams brought it on the court as neither team wanted to go down with the loss on Monday night.

    Despite a very valiant effort and a great comeback the Lady Devils were unable to pick up the victory on the night as they dropped the final set to lose the match by a final score of 2-1.

  • Lady Devils come from behind

    By Melissa Coley


    The Harriman Middle School girls’ softball team traveled to Wartburg on Friday evening to take on the Bulldogs in what turned out to be a tale of two teams that started and ended the game in opposite directions as the Blue Devils struggled early and finished strong while Wartburg started strong and struggled late to lose a five run 1st inning lead and the game by a score of 9-5.

  • Happenings on the hill

    As of today, a new column will be running weekly in the Roane Count News called Happenings On The Hill. This column will focus on the University of Tennessee athletics and will focus primarily on football, men’s and women’s basketball and softball and baseball. For the most part, it will be on time with the season being played. Unless something drastic happens. (not that ever happens at UT) I can’t promise everything in this column you will agree with, but just like whoever may be reading, I’m just a Vol fan who is putting my thoughts on paper.

  • Senior bowlers bowlings big...

    September 8

    1st High Game------Ken Altes (Solo)------428

    2nd High Game----Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship---470

    3rd High Game ----Sylvia Whitehouse, David Lawson---465

    High Scores today—Rick Matthews, 210 game-- Rick Alderfer-203 game. Connie Millhollon, 206 game- Aryn Millhollon, 214 game-David Dawson-216 game

    High Series today---- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship----1271

    High Series For September------- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship--1271

  • Roane county players honored...